Jochen H. Schiller
2nd, illustrated 2003
The mobile communications market remains the fastest growing segment of the global computing and communications business. The rapid progress and convergence of the field has created a need for new techniques and solutions, knowledgeable professionals to create and implement them, and courses to teach the background theory and technologies while pointing the way towards future trends.
In this book Jochen Schiller draws on his extensive experience to provide a thorough grounding in mobile communications, describing the state of the art in industry and research while giving a detailed technical background to the area. The book covers all the important aspects of mobile and wireless communications from the Internet to signals, access protocols and cellular systems, emphasizing the key area of digital data transfer. It uses a wide range of examples and other teaching aids, making it suitable for self-study and university classes.
Table of Contents:
UNIT - I
Introduction to Mobile Communications and Computing : Mobile Computing (MC) : Introduction to MC, novel applications, limitations, and architecture. GSM : Mobile services, System architecture, Radio interface, Protocols, Localization and calling, Handover, Security, and New data services.
UNIT - II
(Wireless) Medium Access Control : Motivation for a specialized MAC (Hidden and exposed terminals,Near and far terminals), SDMA, FDMA, TDMA, CDMA.
UNIT - III
Mobile Network Layer : Mobile IP (Goals, assumptions, entities and terminology, IP packet delivery, agent advertisement and discovery, registration, tunneling and encapsulation, optimizations), Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP).
UNIT - IV
Mobile Transport Layer : Traditional TCP, Indirect TCP, Snooping TCP, Mobile TCP, Fast retransmit/fast recovery, Transmission /time-out freezing, Selective retransmission, Transaction oriented TCP.
UNIT - V
Database Issues : Hoarding techniques, caching invalidation mechanisms, client server computing with adaptation, power-aware and context-aware computing, transactional models, query processing, recovery, and quality of service issues.
UNIT - VI
Data Dissemination: Communications asymmetry, classification of new data delivery mechanisms, pushbased mechanisms, pull-based mechanisms, hybrid mechanisms, selective tuning (indexing) techniques.
UNIT - VII
Mobile Ad hoc Networks (MANETs): Overview, Properties of a MANET, spectrum of MANET
applications, routing and various routing algorithms, security in MANETs.
UNIT - VIII
Protocols and Tools : Wireless Application Protocol-WAP. (Introduction, protocol architecture, and
treatment of protocols of all layers), Bluetooth (User scenarios, physical layer, MAC layer, networking, security, link management) and J2ME.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Jochen Schiller is head of the Computer Systems and Telematics Working Group in the Institute of Computer Science, Freie Universitat Berlin, and a consultant to several companies in the networking and communication business. His research includes mobile and wireless communications, communication architectures and operating systems for embedded devices, and QoS aspects in communication systems.